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focusing on negative impacts of smoking during cravings shows chemical changes in the brain

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Glenn

A new study reports that focusing on the negative impact of smoking during an urge to smoke helps reduce craving intensity and modifies brain activity. You can read the full report here: Cognitive Strategy Reduces Craving by Altering Brain Activity


Playgrounds, Pools to Go Smoke Free at State Parks

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by Glenn

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation announced today that they will be creating smoke-free areas where “large numbers of people congregate, including around playgrounds and pools”. The State Park System has already identified areas at over 100 state parks and historic locations across the state where these smoking policies will Read the Rest…


Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young Adults

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Glenn

Recently, Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin released a new report titled, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.  The report states, “For every tobacco-related death two new young people under the age of 26 become regular smokers”. You can view the report on the surgeon generals website ( or you can view the executive Read the Rest…


HHS announces launch of Million Hearts Campaign

Posted on: December 5th, 2011 by Glenn

On September 13th the Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of a new campaign to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years.  In regard to tobacco cessation, their goal is to see four million fewer Americans smoking by 2017. The campaign, being led by the Centers for Read the Rest…

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